2 Joburg hotels reopen and rebrand with great rates!

2 Joburg hotels reopen and rebrand with great rates!City Lodge Hotel Group is pleased to announce the imminent reopening of two more of its properties, which have been rebranded while they were closed. City Lodge Hotel Eastgate (previously Courtyard Hotel Eastgate) and Road Lodge Sandton (previously Town Lodge Sandton, Grayston Drive) are set to reopen on 21 June 2021. This will bring to 57 the number of hotels in the Group now up and running again, with only six due to reopen as demand dictates.
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Radisson debuts second brand, signs third hotel in Morocco

Radisson debuts second brand, signs third hotel in MoroccoRadisson Hotel Group, in partnership with Al Hoceinia Hospitality, has debuted its second brand and third hotel in Morocco with the signing of Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle.
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R90m facelift for historic Sea Point hotel, The Winchester

The Winchester
The Winchester</span>The Winchester, previously known as The Winchester Mansions, has undergone a R90m refurbishment, which reinvents the hotel with a more contemporary look and feel, while still paying respect to the proud history of the building.
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PIC not funding SAA 51% stake takeover

PIC not funding SAA 51% stake takeoverThe Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it is not funding the 51% stake acquisition in South African Airways (SAA).
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Post-Covid travellers are looking for flexibility

Post-Covid travellers are looking for flexibility
[[www/123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>The great tourism recovery race has begun and to meet the 'new wave' of travel guests and their sceptical strains, South African hoteliers are turning to innovative tech tools to enable them to prepare and adapt for tomorrow's business challenges.
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Adapting the fine wine trade to weather the effects of lockdown

Adapting the fine wine trade to weather the effects of lockdownThe adjusted Level 2 restrictions, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 30 May brought an earlier curfew which sees restaurants required to close by 22:00. Less trading time, and the ever-present threat of another alcohol ban, have again cast a shadow over the restaurant industry, with a knock-on effect on the wine trade.
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Mauritius to open for international travel in July

Mauritius to open for international travel in July
[[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>Mauritius will start opening for international tourists in two phases in 2021. The first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.
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Consortium to take 51% stake in South African Airways – minister

A South African Airways (SAA) plane taxis after landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. Reuter/Rogan Ward/File Photo
A South African Airways (SAA) plane taxis after landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. Reuter/Rogan Ward/File Photo</span>A consortium will take a 51% stake in South African Airways and inject over R3bn in the struggling airline, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday.
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April travel demand a tale of two markets: Domestic recovery and international stagnation

April travel demand a tale of two markets: Domestic recovery and international stagnation
[[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>Domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be stalled in the face of government-imposed travel restrictions. according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata)
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From Byron Bay to Bali, tourist hot spots wary of Instagram influencers

A woman walks with her dog into the surf at Fingal Beach, located 1 km (0.62 miles) south of the Queensland and New South Wales border, near the town of Tweed Heads, June 22, 2013. Reuter/David Gray
A woman walks with her dog into the surf at Fingal Beach, located 1 km (0.62 miles) south of the Queensland and New South Wales border, near the town of Tweed Heads, June 22, 2013. Reuter/David Gray</span>Residents of Australia's Byron Bay have hit out at plans for a reality TV show set in the iconic holiday town, highlighting a growing backlash against social media influencers and digital nomads who often exacerbate troubles that dog tourist hot spots.
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